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Trudy Thompkins

July 24, 1964 — February 2, 2022

Trudy Thompkins


Mrs. Trudy Waters Thompkins, 57, of Buena Vista, GA, passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center.  Graveside services will be held at Parmer Cemetery on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM.  The family will greet friends on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Way-Watson Funeral Home in Buena Vista.

Mrs. Thompkins was born in Columbus, GA, on July 24, 1964, to Aubry “Butch” and Mary Ellen Duncan Waters.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, Tatum and Jaxon, as well as family and friends. Mrs. Thompkins enjoyed reading mysteries and loved the beach. She is preceded in death by her father, Aubry “Butch” Waters and an aunt, Mary Alice Waters.

She is survived by her husband, David Ralph Thompkins of Buena Vista, GA; by her mother, Ellen Waters; by her three children, Tabatha T. Houston (Jason), Joshua Thompkins, and Casey Thompkins; by her siblings, Roland Waters (Donnita), Martha Gaydosh (Matt), and Ronald Waters; by two grandchildren, Tatum Houston and Jaxon Houston; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Mary Nell Lewis, Billy Thompkins, Paul Thompkins, and Margaret Tondee; her special friends, Tricia Ammons, Judy Liles, and Penny Cook. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Way-Watson Funeral Home, 1052 Dr. Deryl Hart Road, Buena Vista, Georgia has been entrusted with these arrangements.

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Friday, February 11, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Way-Watson Funeral Home - Buena Vista

Buena Vista, GA

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Graveside Service

Saturday, February 12, 2022

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